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  • Joe Hamlin

    Father on quest to free man convicted of his daughter’s murder

    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. – Joe Hamlin is convinced that the man who has spent more than a decade behind bars for the murder of his teenage daughter is innocent, and he’s running out of time to prove it. Katie Hamlin was 15 when she was killed in July of 2002. Her nude, partially burned body was found two days later along Kemp Road in Acworth near Kellogg Creek, WGCL reports. In the days and weeks that followed, detectives interviewed many of […]

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    Recordings capture chaos of Lafayette theater shooting

    LAFAYETTE, La. — The tension and adrenaline are audible. In dispatch recordings released Thursday, officers can be heard responding to last week’s deadly shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater. John Houser, 59, shot 11 people, killing two, before he turned the gun on himself. Officers arriving on scene didn’t know what they were going to find. “Be advised. They said he’s inside. He’s in No. 14, that he is reloading. He has a weapon. We have an active shooter […]

  • AURORA, Colorado (CNN) -- A notebook allegedly mailed to a psychiatrist by movie-theater shooting suspect James Holmes before the July attack will remain off-limits to prosecutors, but defense lawyers will get to look at it under an agreement reached Thursday.

      During a court hearing, prosecutors added 10 new attempted murder charges and amended 17 others among the 142 already lodged. Holmes appeared in court with close-cropped dark hair instead of the bright orange hair he had shortly after his arrest.

      Holmes is accused of murder, attempted murder, weapons violations and other charges.

      Prosecutors and defense attorneys waived a reading of the new and amended charges, but court officials later posted them online.

      Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 during a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20 at an Aurora cinema.

    James Holmes trial: Jury begins deliberations in sentencing phase

    CENTENNIAL, Colorado — Jurors began deliberating Thursday on whether to continue death penalty proceedings against convicted mass murderer James Holmes or to now sentence him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The jury was unable to reach a verdict Thursday and will resume their deliberations Monday, a court spokesman said. The deliberations began after prosecutors argued that the jury should advance death penalty proceedings to its final, third phase under Colorado law. Defense attorneys, however, urged the […]

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    Astronomers confirm: Nearest rocky planet outside our solar system found

    Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside of our solar system. The planet orbits a star in another solar system about 21-light years away. It cannot be seen from Earth with the naked eye. The planet is bigger than Earth, but it’s too close to its star to sustain life. The newfound world doesn’t have a very good name yet — it’s just called HD 219134b. The planet was first detected using the Galileo National Telescope […]

  • Dentist Walter Palmer killed Zimbabwe's favorite lion, Cecil.

    White House petition to extradite the man who killed Cecil the Lion reaches threshold

    WASHINGTON — A White House petition requesting that dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a prized lion in Zimbabwe, should receive a response from the Obama administration. The petition needed to receive 100,000 signatures by August 27 to receive a response. It had more than 146,000 signatures as of Thursday evening. “We urge the Secretary of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe […]

  • Jihadi John, believed to be Mohammed Emwazi

    Officials: ‘Recent indications’ ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ alive

    The U.S. government has “very recent indications” that “Jihadi John” — the notorious, English-speaking, hooded ISIS executioner seen in violent hostage beheading videos — is alive and most likely hiding in or near the self-declared ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria, two U.S. officials told CNN on Thursday. The officials declined to specify what type of intelligence had led to this assessment, but said the information indicates he was believed to be at a particular place at a point in time. […]

  • Afghanistan's government is investigating fresh reports that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead, a government spokesman told reporters Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Zafar Hashemi, deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, told reporters the government is aware of the reports, but that it could not confirm them. Mullah Omar's Taliban regime in Afghanistan sheltered Osama bin-Laden and his al Qaeda network in the years prior to the September 11 attacks.

    Taliban confirm Mullah Omar’s death, name new leader

    Taliban leaders unanimously decided during a meeting in Afghanistan that Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour will be the Taliban’s new leader, according to a Western source with links to the Taliban. He will replace longtime leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, who the Taliban acknowledged Thursday had died. Mansour formerly headed the council, also known as the Quetta Shura, which is composed of longtime leaders who direct the Taliban’s operations from Pakistan’s Balochistan province, according to the Jamestown Foundation, a global research and […]

  • US Coast Guard crews continue searching thru the night for missing boys.

    Community holds out hope for missing Florida teens, but time grows short

    FLORIDA — A Florida community held out hope for two teens missing at sea since Friday, even as the Coast Guard began talking about when the search could end. As of Thursday morning, rescuers had searched more than 40,000 square nautical miles, said 2nd Class Petty Officer Anthony Soto, a Coast Guard spokesman. That’s an area roughly the size of Arkansas. The Coast Guard will continue searching the ocean off more than 400 miles of coastline between Daytona, Florida, and […]

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    Mets’ Wilmer Flores weeps on field amid trade rumors … that appear false

    It’s a level of emotion rarely seen in regular-season sport. In the bottom of the seventh inning, down 7-2 to the San Diego Padres, New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores approached the plate to an uncharacteristic level of applause, given the circumstances. Citi Field had turned into a rumor mill, and fans had gotten word that the Venezuelan-born 23-year-old, who the Mets had signed on his 16th birthday, was being dealt along with pitcher Zack Wheeler to the Milwaukee Brewers […]

  • Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning, July 30, 2015, on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said. Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was baptized and where he, along with his father, served as a pastor. The King Center is a historical site adjacent to the church.

    Confederate flags found at MLK’s church

    ATLANTA — Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center in Atlanta, police and church officials said. Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was baptized and where he, along with his father, served as a pastor. The King Center is a historical site adjacent to the church. “This act by a cowardly and misguided individual or individuals is provocative […]

  • Dentist Walter Palmer killed Zimbabwe's favorite lion, Cecil.

    Cecil the lion backlash: Where is dentist Walter Palmer?

    Dr. Walter Palmer is nowhere to be found. The Minnesota dentist has gone underground in the onslaught of criticism after he killed a prized African lion named Cecil. It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise; an angry horde of Cecil supporters is calling for his head to be mounted on a wall. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the lion’s killing. “At this point in time, however, multiple efforts to contact Dr. Walter Palmer […]